The Forge

22 W Cass St

Joliet, IL

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Date: September 10, 2024
Doors: 6:30PM
Location: The Forge - Joliet, IL
Event Types: Tour
Audience: All Ages
About The Artist

Soen is an experimental prog metal band from Northern Europe whose music has been rightly characterized as “melancholic bliss.” Their sound is adorned with lush production, melancholy atmospherics (even at their most aggressive), and instrumental melodicism, and Joel Ekelöf‘s clean vocals deliver psychologically complex, spiritually probing, sophisticated lyrics. On their 2012 long-playing debut, Cognitive, they displayed a complex musical persona by dazzling critics with three distinct playing styles in as many tracks, from nearly gothic post-punk (“Fraktal”), prog metal (“Fraccions”), and punchy, chug-and-churn riffage (“Delenda”). Their intense, theatrical live performances drew an immediate fan base. With 2014’s Tellurian, they shifted their focus toward a busier, rhythmically complex, and syncopated prog attack, while doubling down on aesthetically attractive melodicism. 2017’s Lykaia, which combined elements of their previous outings, was celebrated for its musical qualities.


***Stage Left is 2 rows of 4 seats ground level with high back chairs and food / drink rail for concessions. Though right next to the stage, this location may be semi obstructed from seeing the entire stage depending on tour production.***

***All reserved seatingis along the balcony ledge and is first come first serve within each section. Padded seat stools are used and there are no backs to them. Sections A and K are alongside the PA system that is hanging from the ceiling and has a semi obstructed view. General admission ticket holders will be standing directly behind this seating, there is no barrier separating reserved seating and general admission***

  • You must be 21 years of age or older to purchase and / or consume alcohol.
  • You must have a valid form of Federal or State ID as proof of age, NO TICKETS.
  • Fake ID’s will be confiscated and you will be escorted out with NO REFUNDS.
  • 18 and under must adhere to local curfew laws or be accompanied by someone 18+.
  • Ear plugs are suggested for all concerts.
  • No weapons, backpacks, umbrellas, strollers or outside food / beverage allowed.
  • No crowd surfing is allowed.
  • No In and Outs, all re-entry’s will need a new ticket purchase
  • No smoking inside the building of any kind.
  • No Photography or Video
  • EVERYONE that enters is required to wear a wristband if designated by security
  • No fighting or aggressive behavior will be tolerated
  • By entering, you acknowledge the rules above and agree to their terms. The Forge
  • has the right to refuse entry to anyone who cannot provide a valid ID, is intoxicated or appears to be under the influence.
  • Please be respectful of your surroundings and of others around you at all times.
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